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Celebrations - November 2011 



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John and Rebecca Shillingburg, both recent graduates of Columbia Theological Seminary, members of Church 

of the Savior, Roswell, A Community of Faith of the United 
Church of Christ, were ordained in a service on October 16, at 
2:00P. 

Participating in the service were Tim Downs, Conference 
Minister, Allen Mullinax, Chair of the Georgia-South Carolina 
Association, and Tom Query and Elizabeth Clement, both supply 
ministers to Church of the Savior. Chris Graham, the pastor of 
Church of the Savior, preached for the occasion. John and 
Rebecca have been called to serve as co-pastors of Jefferson 
United Church of Christ, Jefferson, MD., in the Catoctin 
Association of the Central Atlantic Conference. They will begin 
their ministry there next month. 



Laura Arnold, a member of Kirkwood United Church of Christ, and recent graduate of Candler School of 
Theology, preached to an ecclesiastical council of the Georgia-South Carolina Association on October 15 at the 
fall meeting of the association. She was unanimously approved as ordainable pending a call. 



Bob MacFarlane, who has served for a year and a half as the interim minister at Circular Congregational UCC, 
Charleston, is preparing to end his ministry in Charleston to retire with his wife Diana to their home in 
Massachusetts. There will be a service celebrating his ministry in Charleston on November 20. Bob has served 
in ministry in the United Church of Christ for 40 years, in Michigan, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ahzona, and 
South Carolina among other places. Under his interim leadership Circular Congregational UCC has taken in 35 
new members, fully 10% of their membership, a testimony to Bob's welcoming and hospitable spirit. 




Congratulations to Cameron Trimble, formerly Associate Conference Minister, and 
currently co-executive director of the Center for Progressive Renewal. She was 
installed as co-pastor of Virginia Highland Church (A Baptist and UCC 
Congregation) on October 16. Tim Downs participated in the service. She will serve 
with co-pastor Michael Piazza. Michael was installed at Virginia Highland Church 
earlier this summer. 



Larry Evans was installed as pastor and teacher of the Midway Congregational 

UCC, Midway, GA, on October 9. Larry comes to this position after having taught 

pastoral care and counseling at Lancaster Theological Seminary for six years. He 

has previously served as a chaplain in the Army, and as pastor of Central Congregational UCC, New Orleans. 

Tim Downs oreached for the occasion, and the church's orevious castor. Dick Woodward Darticioated in the 




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